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Woman charged after coughing on Crystal Lake police officers, threatening to give them COVID-19

A Crystal Lake woman was arrested after she allegedly coughed on police officers multiple times and threatened to give them the coronavirus, authorities said. Cynthia G. Ventrella, 58, of the 900 block of Alexandria Boulevard in Crystal Lake, was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, domestic battery causing bodily harm and obstructing identification. […]

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“Are you ready to lose an eye?” woman armed with carving fork allegedly told McHenry County sheriff’s deputies

A McHenry woman, who was armed with an 8-inch carving fork, allegedly told a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy, “Are you ready to lose an eye?” according to court documents. Ashley M. Michaels, 34, of the 900 block of South Black Partridge Road in unincorporated McHenry, was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer and […]

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Man charged in fatal hit-and-run of Waukegan man facing new charges in Lake County Jail incident

A man charged in connection with the fatal hit-and-run of a Waukegan man in September is facing new charges after he became aggressive with Lake County Jail officers and was pepper sprayed. Chance D. Presley, 34, of the 1300 block of Broadway Avenue in North Chicago, was charged on September 22 with leaving the scene […]

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Man arrested after acting ‘erratic,’ stopping traffic, trying to spit on a police officer in Crystal Lake

A Woodstock man was arrested after he began acting erratic — yelling and screaming profanities — and then attempted to spit on police officers in downtown Crystal Lake. Charles E. Schetgen, 34, of the the 14400 block of Kishwaukee Valley Road in Woodstock, was charged with felony aggravated assault on a peace officer and two […]